Greatest Rufus Wainwright SongsThe songs that best display Rufus Wainwright's incredible voice and breath-taking talent at songwriting. Unfortunately my 'favourites' list covered 24 songs so these are the 10 I selected.
The Top Ten
This song just gives me shivers every time I listen to it. I put my headphones in, close my eyes and then just get swept away in the music. Just to listen to the builds and falls of this song is beautiful
Powerful and heart-wrenching; this song really gets to me every time. It's so sad.
Close your eyes and let this song take you on a journey
This is the most gorgeous song I think I've ever heard.
I choose this one because it is my third favourite song from Rufus. Memphis Skyline is a masterpiece and does not even show on this list. Same goes for April Fools!
The greatest 'love song' ever written. Makes me cry it's so beautiful.
So delightful to the ears. Such a beautiful song
This song is near perfection.
Pure Rufus = Pure Sonic Beauty = Going to a Town
A very timely and moving song
This Song really makes me cry.
A song about sadness. A true work of art this song is.
On the first beats of that drum I was hooked to this song. Pure genius.
It's like a beautiful golden afternoon, lost in memories.
Amazing, improvisional piano and the melody with the French lyrics sends shivers down my spine.
This has the most amazing orchestral part ever written for a modern song, in my opinion.
The string quartet has the most beautiful harmonies and Rufus' voice and choice of lyrics are simply stunning.
Such a good song
I love this song so much. Everyone should listen to it.
No one in modern music understands composition the way Rufus does. It's an a decisive opinion, but he is the only contemporary musician I've heard (and I'm counting the likes of Dylan and the Beatles) that comes close to the classical greats. This song (and Little Sister) prove that.
This song is an incredible piece of passion. A song for the much missed Jeff Buckley. Having his way with the piano, Rufus puts us into an emotion that few would want to ever leave.
So slow, sad and meaningful. Rufus does sorrow so beautifully.
One of his most incredible, big songs. It was really amazing live, as well.
Such a fun song that everyone can learn to sing to. One that should never be unmentioned.
Why is this not on anyone's top ten of his songs? I love it!
It’s just good. The song seems slightly detuned which makes me feel sad but in a good way like in Radiohead’s “No Surprises”